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Motherboard splash screen hanging after GPU change

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I'm new to forum posting so please bare with me

I recently upgraded my GPU from a sapphire radeon 7950 to a MSI gtx 970. After booting back up I noticed that the motherboard splash screen hanged for an abnormally long time. Once this passed everything loaded normally the windows logo and then finally my desktop.
Every time I boot the PC weather it's from cold or a restart the Mobo screen still hangs.
This problem only started after the GPU change and usually boot takes 10 or so seconds as it boots from an SSD.
The PC has been built my myself including upgrades.

Specs
Intel i5 3570k
Gigabyte Z77X-D3H
MSI gtx 970
former sapphire radeon 970
Corsair CX750M PSU
Boots from a Samsung 750 Evo 120gb SSD
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  1. Do you try use the DDU to uninstall the AMD GPU driver in safe mode yet? If you are not try it first.
    DDU http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
  2. cin19 said:
    Do you try use the DDU to uninstall the AMD GPU driver in safe mode yet? If you are not try it first.
    DDU http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html


    Yes i have uninstalled the drivers from the AMD GPU before, and to make sure i have retryed this again after your message but the same thing still happens. If i remove the GPU and boot using the motherboard graphics the problem doesn't occur i know that
  3. Disable the logo in the BIOS. So you can see what it's doing. Sometimes if it hangs on the post screen this is a sign its finding it hard to read the hdd or something thats connected.

    If its a hdd it can be a sign that it's failing. I would also check and make sure the hdd is the bootdisk in the BIOS. if it's on something else, it can take longer to boot into windows
  4. Ive disconnected the GPU, as i have found it impossible to get into the BIOS when it hangs on the splash screen even though i spam the delete key all the way through until the windows logo pops up. Without the G PU i can get into the BIOS
    The system boots entirely from the SSD which is first in the boot sequence,and it is about 6 months old so mechanically it shouldn't be the problem and no files/drivers are on the hard drive so it shouldn't be interfering
  5. Best answer
    Turns out that from simply updating the BIOS version for my motherboard fixed the problem. whether its compatibility issues from the GPU and motherboard or updating the bios corrects an option or something, i do not know.

    I followed this you tube tutorial to update the BIOS and the problem was immediately fixed.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKTNwboL9Ho
  6. cin19 said:
    Do you try use the DDU to uninstall the AMD GPU driver in safe mode yet? If you are not try it first.
    DDU http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
    As is apparent by the contents of the opening post the issue is that the system was not even making it past BIOS. The OS never even got a chance to load drivers in the first place.

    Anonymous said:
    Turns out that from simply updating the BIOS version for my motherboard fixed the problem. whether its compatibility issues from the GPU and motherboard or updating the bios corrects an option or something, i do not know.

    I followed this you tube tutorial to update the BIOS and the problem was immediately fixed.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKTNwboL9Ho
    Yes, some motherboards had to be patched to work properly with newer video cards. If my memory serves me correctly it actually was related to Nvidia's 900 series so the update was probably the fix.

    Well, I'm glad you figured it out and posted what the fix was. You may have actually given me a hint as to the issue for another person I was helping.
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